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About the Swedish Agency for Participation

The Swedish Agency for Participation is an expert agency that addresses disability issues. We seek to ensure that everyone regardless of functional ability shall be able to enjoy full participation in society.

We seek to speed progress, track disability policy and disseminate knowledge in this area, using as our basis the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We carry out our work in relation to and on behalf of national authorities, municipalities and county councils.

The tasks of the Agency are to monitor and analyse developments, propose methods, guidelines and guidance, disseminate knowledge, initiate research and other development work, and provide support and propose measures to government.

The Swedish Agency for Participation (MFD) is a government authority which was founded in May 2014. Since 2016 the Director General of the Agency has been Malin Ekman Aldén.